Pubs across the UK can breathe a big sigh of relief today as Chancellor George Osborne has once again scrapped the punitive escalator for all alcohol duties and cut another penny off the price of a pint of beer in his 2014 Budget announcement.
Following the delivery of the 2014 Budget by Chancellor George Osborne earlier today, BigHospitality caught up with some of the key organisations representing pubs, hotels and restaurants as well as individual operators for their reaction.
Following the delivery of the Budget by Chancellor George Osborne earlier today BigHospitality caught up with some of the key organisations representing pubs, hotels and restaurants as well as individual operators for their reaction.
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The Chancellor George Osborne has refused to budge on the alcohol duty escalator or reduce VAT for the hospitality industry, but did outline other plans to help business as a whole in this year's Budget.
Pub operators were disappointed to hear that Chancellor George Osborne planned to continue with the beer tax escalator in his budget, increasing duty by 7.5 per cent, but his measures are to affect more hospitality businesses than just pubs.